Privacy

Data privacy statement for the websites of the law firm Meissner Bolte

1. Names and contact details of the persons responsible for processing data, as well as of the company’s data protection officers

This information on data privacy is applicable for data processing by:

In-charge: Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Hollerallee 73, 28209 Bremen, Germany, Email: mail@meissnerbolte.de, Telephone: +49-421-348740, Fax: +49-421-342296

The internal data protection officer of Meissner Bolte can be reached on the address Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Widenmayerstraße 47, 80538 Munich, Germany, or on datenschutzbeauftragter@nospammb.de .

2. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of its use

a) Visiting the website

When you log-on to our websiteswww.mb.de, www.meissnerbolte.de, www.events.mb.de, information is automatically sent from the browser being used on your end device to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called Logfile. The following information is collected without any action on your part, and it is saved till the automated deletion:

  • IP address of the enquiring computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from where access is gained (Referrer URL),
  • The browser used and if necessary, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
  • Ensuring convenient use of our website,
  • Analysing the system security and system stability and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 paragraph 1 Pg. 1 lit. f GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Our legitimate interest follows from the aforementioned purposes for data collection. We never use the collected data for drawing conclusions about you.

Furthermore, we use Cookies and analytics services when our websites are visited. More explanation on this is given in Clauses 4 and 5 of this data privacy statement.

b) Subscribing to our Newsletter

As long as you have expressly consented according to Art. 6 para 1 Pg. 1 lit. a GDPR, we use your email address to send you our Newsletter regularly. Specifying one email address is enough for receiving the Newsletter.

It is possible to cancel the subscription at any time, for example using a link given at the end of every Newsletter. Alternatively, you can also send a request to unsubscribe to mail@nospammb.devia email any time.

c) Using our contact form

If you have any questions whatsoever, you can get in touch with us using the form provided on the website. For doing this, specifying a valid email address is necessary so that we know who is sending the question, so that we are able to answer it. Giving other information is voluntary.

Data is processed for the purpose of establishing contact with us according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 Pg. 1 lit. a GDPR, on the basis of your voluntary consent.

The personal data collected by us for using the contact form is deleted automatically after your query is dealt with.

3. Transferring data

Your personal data is not passed on to third parties for any other purposes than the ones mentioned below.

We pass your personal data on to third parties only if:

  • You have given your express consent for it according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 Pg. 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • passing on information is necessary according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 Pg. 1 lit. f GDPR for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding and legitimate interest in non-disclosure of your data,
  • there is a legal obligation to pass on data according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 Pg. 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • this is permitted by law and necessary according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 Pg. 1 lit. b GDPR, for handling the contractual relationship with you.

4. Cookies

We use Cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that your Browser creates automatically and these are stored on your end device (Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone etc.), when you visit our web page. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device; they do not have any viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information which results every time in connection with the specific end device used is stored in the Cookie. However, this does not mean that we directly know your identity.

On the one hand, Cookies serve to make the usage of our offer more approachable for you. And so, we use so-called Session Cookies to recognise that you have already visited some pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our page.

Furthermore, for optimising the user-friendliness of our website, we use temporary Cookies that are saved for a particular fixed period on your end device. When you visit our page again to use our services, it is recognised automatically that you were on our page before along with your entries and settings, so that you do not have to make the same settings and entries again.

On the other hand, we use Cookies to collect statistical data on the use of our website and to do an analysis to optimise our offer for you (see clause 5). These Cookies enable us to recognise automatically that you have visited our web page before when you visit it again. These Cookies are automatically deleted in each case after a defined period of time.

The data processed by Cookies is required for the mentioned purposes, for safeguarding our legitimate interests and of third parties according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 Pg. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept Cookies automatically. Nevertheless, you can configure your Browser in such a way that Cookies are not saved on your computer or in such a way that a message always appears before a new Cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of Cookies may prevent you from using all the functions on our website.

5. Analytics Tools

a) Tracking Tools

The tracking measures used by us mentioned below are implemented on the basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1 Pg. 1 lit. f GDPR. With the deployed tracking measures, we want to ensure a need-based design and a continuous optimisation of our website. On the other hand, we use tracking measures to collect statistical data on the use of our website and to do an analysis for optimising our offer for you. These interests must be considered legitimate in the meaning of the aforementioned regulation.

The respective goals of data processing and the data categories must be referred to in the corresponding tracking tools.

i) Google Analytics1

For the purpose of setting-up a need-based design and for the continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this connection, anonymised user profiles are created and Cookies (see Clause 4) are used. The information regarding your activity on this website generated through the Cookie such as,

  • Browser type/Browser version,
  • the operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of server request,

is transferred to a Google server in the USA and it is stored there. The information is used to analyse the website usage, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide other services related to website and internet usage for the purpose of market research and need-based design of these internet pages. If necessary, this information is transferred to third parties, as long as it is legal or as long as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Your IP address will not be associated with any other data held by Google. The IP addresses are anonymised so that tracking is not possible (IP-Masking).

You can stop the installation of Cookies with the proper settings in the browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case, possibly all the functions of this website cannot be fully used.

Furthermore, you can stop the collection of data generated through the Cookie as well as the data about your usage of the website (incl. your IP-Address) and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading a Browser add-on and installing it (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can stop the data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An Opt-out Cookie is set which prevents collection of your data in the future when this website is visited. The Opt-out Cookie works only in this browser and only for our website and it is stored on your device. If you delete Cookies in this browser, you must set the Opt-out Cookie again.

More information on data privacy in relation to Google Analytics is given in Google Analytics - Help section (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

ii) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

We use Google Conversion Tracking to collect statistical data on the use of our website and to do an analysis for optimising our website for you. In this process, a Cookie (see clause 4) is set on your computer by Google Adwords, if you have visited our website through a Google Ad.

After 30 days, these Cookies lose their validity and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the website of the Adwords customer and the Cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognise that the user has clicked on the Ad and was directed to this page.

Every Adwords customer receives a different Cookie. Thus, Cookies cannot be tracked over the websites of Adwords customers. The information obtained through Conversion Cookies is used to create Conversion Statistics for Adwords customers who have chosen Conversion Tracking. Adwords customers learn about the total number of users who have clicked on their Ad and were directed to a page with a Conversion Tracking Tag. However, they do not get information with which users can be personally identified.

If you don’t want to be a part of the tracking, you can also reject the installation of a cookie required for this – possibly through a browser setting, which generally deactivates the automatic installation of Cookies. You can also deactivate Cookies for Conversion Tracking by configuring your browser in such a way that Cookies of the Domain “www.googleadservices.com” are blocked. Google’s data privacy policy for conversion tracking is given here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html).

iii) Matomo

We use the open source software Matomo for analysing and statistically evaluating the use of the website. Cookies are used for this (see clause 4). The information generated through the Cookie about the website usage is transferred to our server and summarised in anonymised user profiles. The information is used to evaluate the website activity and to enable a need-based design of our website. The information is not passed on to third parties.

Your IP-address will not be associated with any other user related data. The IP addresses are anonymised so that tracking is not possible (IP-Masking).

Your visit to this website is recorded continuously by Matomo web analytics. Click here (https://matamo.org/docs/privacy/), so that your visit is not recorded any longer.

 

6. Data protection rights

You have the right to:

  • demand information about your personal data processed by us according to Art. 15 GDPR, and especially demand information about the purpose of processing your data, the category of personal data, the category of recipients to whom your data was or will be disclosed, the intended storage duration of your data, the right to rectification, deletion, to limit data processing or the right to object, the right of appeal, information about the origin of your data, as long as it was not collected by us, and information about existence of automated decision making including profiling and if necessary, meaningful details about it;
  • immediately demand the rectification of incorrect or incomplete personal data saved with us according to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • demand deletion of your personal data saved by us according to Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing your data is necessary for exercising the right to free expression and freedom to information, to fulfil a legal obligation for reasons of public interest or for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims;
  • demand limitation on processing your personal data according to Art. 18 GDPR, if the correctness of data is disputed by you, processing your data is unlawful, but you reject deleting it and we do not use the data any longer, and you need it for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or if you have raised an objection against processing your data according to Art. 21 GDPR.
  • demand that you receive your personal data that you have given us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format according to Art. 20 GDPR or to send it to another responsible party;
  • revoke your consent at any time which you had given to us once according to Art.7 paragraph 3 GDPR. As a consequence, we cannot continue processing data in the future, which was based on this consent and
  • file a complaint with a regulatory authority according to Art. 77 GDPR. Generally, you can approach the regulatory authority in your usual residence or workplace or at our office location.

7. Right of objection

As long as your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 Pg.1 lit .f GDPR, you have the right according to Art. 21 GDPR to raise an objection against processing your personal data, if there are reasons for it which result from your special situation or if the objection is against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection which is executed by us without the need to specify any special situation.

If you want to exercise your right of objection or revocation, just send an email to mail@nospammb.de.

8. Data security

Within the website, we use the standard SSL security technology (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the respective highest encryption level which is supported by your browser. As a rule, a 256 Bit encryption is used. If your browser does not support 256 Bit encryption, we use the 128-Bit v3 technology instead. Whether an individual page of our website is encrypted can be seen from the lock on the key or lock icon in the lower status bar of your browser.

In general, we use the appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss of data, destruction of data or against unauthorised access by third parties. We continuously improve our security measures according to the technological developments.

9. Topicality and amendments to this data privacy statement

This data privacy statement is currently valid and was prepared in May 2018.

Continued improvements to our website and offers on it or changed legal or official regulations can make it necessary to amend this data privacy statement. You can view and print out the respective valid data privacy statement at any time on the website via https://www.mb.de/datenschutz.

 

1 Data protection authorities require the conclusion of a contract data processing agreement to permit use of Google Analytics. A corresponding template is given on http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.pdf by Google.

 

Download: Data privacy statement

 

 

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